Main Modifications

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Coronavirus update: The consultation documents are available online, and also at certain public buildings in Harlow. However, due to the pandemic, these are now closed until further notice.

If you need to view hard copies, please email or call 01279 446577, leaving a voice message if need be, and state which documents you need along with your address. We will then send these to you free of charge. We will process requests as soon as possible, but it will depend on the council staff resources we have available.

The consultation closing date has been extended by one month to Sunday 31 May 2020. If you think you will be unable to make comments by the new deadline, please let us know using the details above.

The council is running a consultation on the Main Modifications to the Pre-Submission version of the Local Plan.

The modifications make sure the plan is legally sound and address any issues raised by the Inspector and contributors to the examination.

Consultation documents

The modifications have been published for consultation in the Schedule of Main Modifications (pdf).

A Sustainability Appraisal (pdf) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (pdf) have also been published and form part of the consultation.

Following this consultation, the Inspector will issue a final report and, if the Inspector considers the Main Modifications will make the plan sound, the changes will be made and the plan can be formally adopted by the council.

Other documents

We have also published two other schedules:

These schedules do not form part of the consultation but have been published for information.

You can also download a copy of the:

Submit your comments

The consultation runs from Thursday 12 March to Monday 27 April 2020. You can send comments by using our consultation portal.

You need to submit your comments by 11:59pm on Monday 27 April 2020.  

Alternative options to submit comments

You can also email or post comments to Forward Planning, Harlow Council, Civic Centre, The Water Gardens, College Square, Harlow, CM20 1WG.

When commenting, make sure you state which modification, policy or paragraph numbers you are referring to.

You must complete the data consent form if you respond by email or letter. If you use the online consultation portal, you do not need to do this as it includes an electronic consent.

Comments cannot remain anonymous so must include your name and address (or organisation’s address).

Comments made during the consultation, along with the contributor’s name and organisation (where applicable), will be available for public viewing. Personal details such as addresses are not made public.

Data will be processed and held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

When the consultation closes, we will send all the comments we receive to the Inspector for his consideration.

Hard copies are available to view at the Civic Centre reception, Latton Bush Centre reception and in Harlow libraries during normal opening times.

Contact information

Forward Planning
Harlow Council
Civic Centre
The Water Gardens
College Square
Harlow CM20 1WG
01279 446 897